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CONNECT. INFLUENCE. GROW.

Mentoring to Grow your Business

Free Member to Member opportunity for all new and renewing Chamber Members

What does a business need to survive and thrive?

The economic landscape has ever shifting sands; business owners like you adapt to whatever comes your way and the energy, the drive, your self-belief is incomparable. Going it alone or working from home can be isolating and having another’s perspective to guide you to seek answers of your own and your business’ performance is a necessary part of the successful business model.

Mentoring to Grow your Business gives you this opportunity. A selection of the Chamber’s professional Business Mentors and Personal Performance Coaches are offering a free one hour, no obligation, one to one consultation meeting about you and your business, creating an exciting and valuable opportunity for new and re-newing Members to further grow their businesses.

Click on the image or name of the mentor below to find out more about them.

Denise Holland

Hazel Gibson

Julian Weekes

Denise spent over 30 years in elite sport, competing internationally as an athlete and as the Scotland National Coach in netball. She feels she has found the jewel to human performance in sport, business, and life; a clear, uncluttered mind. When people feel well, they do well. Denise loves helping people to understand their psychology, significantly limiting beliefs, lack of confidence, fears, and judgements that sabotage inspirations, performance, and results. She works with high-performing teams in the business to improve productivity, enhance relationships, and resolve conflicts.

A very experienced and accomplished learning and development professional and Insights practitioner with 16 years’ experience designing and delivering engaging and effective training solutions.

Alongside 1:1 mentoring and coaching to Improve personal and interpersonal skills. Enabling Individuals and teams to reach their full potential.

Hazel worked for 24 years for Bidfood (International foodservice distributor). 14 years in management and leadership roles and 10 years in a Learning and Development role. Which focussed on Improving Individual and team performance through the design and delivery of Management and Leadership programmes and Sales training. Supported with coaching and mentoring schemes.

For the last 6 years Hazel has been working as a freelance Learning & Development Consultant. Providing a bespoke training and development service for medium sized businesses and sole traders. From training needs analysis, programme design, and delivery through to training evaluation. Working with teams and Individuals using a blended learning approach of group workshops, behaviour profiles and 1:1 mentoring and coaching, to encourage individuals to be proactive and embed their learning. To continue to develop their personal and interpersonal skills and achieve personal goals and business results.

Specialising in Management and Leadership development, Self-awareness and Personal effectiveness, Sales training, and Team building. Using Insights Discovery as the building blocks of the development solutions along with strong facilitation skills and the ability to quickly engage and connect with people.

Key project
Working with Creed Foodservice on a regular basis designing and delivering development solutions for newly promoted managers, senior managers, leaders, and salespeople. Across three sites circa 120 people including modules of:

• Self-awareness and personal success
• Performing under pressure and building resilience
• Presentation and communication skills
• Leadership skills
• Coaching for results
• Performance management
• Time management and delegation
• Change management
• Steps of the sales call and connecting more easily with your clients
• Team building and effectiveness

Professional development
Insights practitioner: behaviour and personality profiling

CIPD qualifications:
• Training practice
• Coaching and Influencing skills
• Training evaluation and assessment
• Learning needs analysis
• Trainers toolkit

Julian has been developing and growing businesses for 30 years.  Originally from a technical background he has the ability to understand complex products and services (both technical and commercial) and develop and modify business models and their delivery.  Julian is extreamly focused on the implementation change and obtaining results for clients.

Kevin Smith

Mark Roblett

Paul Austin

Mark has been instrumental in setting up and owning several successful businesses over the past 30 plus years. In this time he has accumulated a wealth of business knowledge, which compliments his natural entrepreneurial flare.

First hand experience with international corporates to local S.M.E.’s gives him a vast range of trusted experience to share. His journey has given him great insight into the dynamics of how a high performing business should operate to succeed. Family businesses are a particular area of interest to him as well as helping others to realise their dreams.

Paul Austin works with people, teams and companies that recognise the need to change, grow, manage better or resolve conflicts or problems. His services create meaningful impacts for improved performance, thinking, behaving or feeling at work and in life. Please call now for an initial confidential conversation.

Denise Holland

Denise spent over 30 years in elite sport, competing internationally as an athlete and as the Scotland National Coach in netball. She feels she has found the jewel to human performance in sport, business, and life; a clear, uncluttered mind. When people feel well, they do well. Denise loves helping people to understand their psychology, significantly limiting beliefs, lack of confidence, fears, and judgements that sabotage inspirations, performance, and results. She works with high-performing teams in the business to improve productivity, enhance relationships, and resolve conflicts.

Hazel Gibson

A very experienced and accomplished learning and development professional and Insights practitioner with 16 years’ experience designing and delivering engaging and effective training solutions.

Alongside 1:1 mentoring and coaching to Improve personal and interpersonal skills. Enabling Individuals and teams to reach their full potential.

Hazel worked for 24 years for Bidfood (International foodservice distributor). 14 years in management and leadership roles and 10 years in a Learning and Development role. Which focussed on Improving Individual and team performance through the design and delivery of Management and Leadership programmes and Sales training. Supported with coaching and mentoring schemes.

For the last 6 years Hazel has been working as a freelance Learning & Development Consultant. Providing a bespoke training and development service for medium sized businesses and sole traders. From training needs analysis, programme design, and delivery through to training evaluation. Working with teams and Individuals using a blended learning approach of group workshops, behaviour profiles and 1:1 mentoring and coaching, to encourage individuals to be proactive and embed their learning. To continue to develop their personal and interpersonal skills and achieve personal goals and business results.

Specialising in Management and Leadership development, Self-awareness and Personal effectiveness, Sales training, and Team building. Using Insights Discovery as the building blocks of the development solutions along with strong facilitation skills and the ability to quickly engage and connect with people.

Key project
Working with Creed Foodservice on a regular basis designing and delivering development solutions for newly promoted managers, senior managers, leaders, and salespeople. Across three sites circa 120 people including modules of:

• Self-awareness and personal success
• Performing under pressure and building resilience
• Presentation and communication skills
• Leadership skills
• Coaching for results
• Performance management
• Time management and delegation
• Change management
• Steps of the sales call and connecting more easily with your clients
• Team building and effectiveness

Professional development
Insights practitioner: behaviour and personality profiling

CIPD qualifications:
• Training practice
• Coaching and Influencing skills
• Training evaluation and assessment
• Learning needs analysis
• Trainers toolkit

Julian Weekes

Julian has been developing and growing businesses for 30 years.  Originally from a technical background he has the ability to understand complex products and services (both technical and commercial) and develop and modify business models and their delivery.  Julian is extreamly focused on the implementation change and obtaining results for clients.

Kevin Smith

Mark Roblett

Mark has been instrumental in setting up and owning several successful businesses over the past 30 plus years. In this time he has accumulated a wealth of business knowledge, which compliments his natural entrepreneurial flare.

First hand experience with international corporates to local S.M.E.’s gives him a vast range of trusted experience to share. His journey has given him great insight into the dynamics of how a high performing business should operate to succeed. Family businesses are a particular area of interest to him as well as helping others to realise their dreams.

Paul Austin

Paul Austin works with people, teams and companies that recognise the need to change, grow, manage better or resolve conflicts or problems. His services create meaningful impacts for improved performance, thinking, behaving or feeling at work and in life. Please call now for an initial confidential conversation.

 

You can choose between meeting with Business Mentors or Personal Performance coaches or even both. Here is a quick guide to the difference between the two services.

Are you getting the most out of your business?

Business Mentors who share their professional knowledge and business experience to help you to analyse your business’ performance

For example: skills gained in the corporate world are not always the same as those required for a small business where the margins for error are far narrower – knowing when to outsource for advice is paramount to keeping the business fit and healthy.

Is your business getting the most out of you?

Personal Performance Coaches who through their professional skills encourage you to analyse your personal performance .

For example: you’ve fine-tuned your expenditure, you are up to date on all current legislation, but when is the last time you reviewed your own performance or addressed some of your bigger picture questions, needs or challenges, or is there something holding you back?

This equivalent of a reverse Dragon’s Den allows each new member to choose the Coach or Mentor they would like most to meet. We’ve included voxpops of our MGB team for you to decide who would understand you and your business best. Click the photos and links to more information.

You have one year from joining the Chamber to take advantage of this offer. How to select your Mentor.

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